Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Favorite Quotes: Citizen of the World

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."

-Socrates 

More or less, nationalism has torn our world apart more times than we can count. The French vs the English, the Americans vs the Germans, the Chinese vs the Japanese, the Iranians vs the Iraqis, and where does it end? No matter where you were born on this blue marble, we were all born here. We are all Earthlings, lets act like it.  

7 comments:

  1. We need to develop a much better dispute resolution tool than war.

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  2. I hoped that there would be at least a little progress towards peace but it looks like things are becoming as bad as ever.

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  3. Amen Adam, I am with you on this.

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  4. I will never forget the Voyager 1 "pale blue dot" photo of the Earth from the edge of our Solar System. Our Earth is a rare and lovely vehicle for life in our vast arm of our galaxy. Anyone who has seen our blue and white planet photographed from space can see that we are one human race ~ There are no borders visible. Socrates was right. We are all citizens of the world, and nationalism causes many dangerous problems.

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